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The State of Illinois has eleven designated EMS Regions in which emergency medical services are coordinated; the City of Chicago is designated as Region XI. Within EMS Region XI, there are four separate EMS Systems under the medical control of four hospitals: Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, The University of Chicago Medical Center, and John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The Illinois EMS Act provides authority to these four Resource Hospitals, giving them legal control over their respective Emergency Medical Services (EMS) systems.

The EMS Medical Directors from each of these four Resource Hospitals, along with their respective EMS System Coordinators, comprise the Region XI EMS Medical Directors Consortium (MDC), which was formed in 1984 to ensure the continuity of emergency medical services within the city. The Consortium allows the four separate EMS systems in the City of Chicago to function as “one EMS system,” having the same polices, standing medical orders and equipment across systems, making patient care and education of system providers consistent.  Click here to learn more about the organizational structure of the Region XI EMS MDC.

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  • American Medical Response Offers Free Hands-Only CPR Training as Part of Nationwide Initiative

    Syracuse, NY – If a person crumpled to the ground near you, would you know what to do? If that person was unconscious, what would you do next? During the week of May 20, in observation of National Emergency Medical Services Week, American Medical Response (AMR) operations across the country partnered... Read more »
  • EMS: So Much More than Lights and Siren

    Published: May 25, 2018 - 5:09 pm

    When I first became an emergency medical technician, I thought being on an ambulance would be constant excitement: driving with lights and sirens to rescue injured victims of traffic crashes, delivering babies in people’s homes, taking men and women with strokes and heart attacks quickly to the hospital. I soon learned... Read more »
  • Congo Announces 6 New Confirmed Cases of Ebola Virus

    Published: May 24, 2018 - 3:22 pm

    KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's health ministry announced six new confirmed Ebola cases and two new suspected cases Tuesday as vaccinations entered a second day in an effort to contain the deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. Dozens of health workers in the northwestern provincial capital, Mbandaka,... Read more »
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